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Shaklee, Beverly D., Ed.; Baily, Supriya, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012
As countries become increasingly interdependent, student populations in the United States are becoming more culturally diverse. These students' transnational perspectives present significant challenges to teachers, but a disconnect exists between the skills teachers need and those provided to them by colleges of education. As teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Global Approach, Teacher Educators
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DaSilva, Edmar Bernardes; Kvasnak, Robb Neil – Geography Teacher, 2011
The identity of geography as a discipline since the nineteenth-century naissance of contemporary academia, if not before, has been often disputed. In higher education, geography is often part of the geosciences, often located in a geography, geology, earth science, and environmental science department or departments. In the world of education…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Higher Education
Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2011
The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) focuses on activities that affect learning in law school. This year's results show how law students spend their time, what they think about their experience in law school, and guide schools in their efforts to improve engagement and learning. The selected results are based on responses from more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Legal Education (Professions), Law Students
Hardre, Patricia L.; Nanny, Mark; Refai, Hazen; Ling, Chen; Slater, Janis – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
The present study follows a cohort of 17 K-12 teachers through a six-week resident learning experience in science and engineering, and on into the planning and implementation of applications for their classrooms. This Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program was examined using the strategic approach of design-based research, with its fluid,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education, Adult Learning, Engineering
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Nixon, Sarah; Vickerman, Philip; Maynard, Carol – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
Using a qualitative approach drawing on the experiences of four HE lecturers, this study provides an exploration of and insights into a peer review of teaching (PRT) scheme, which focused on teacher immediacy and communication skills. Within the United Kingdom, limited research has been undertaken in relation to teacher immediacy even though…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Nonverbal Communication, Peer Evaluation, Interaction
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Winter, Jeffrey S. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2009
This article presents findings from a qualitative study exploring how Israeli teacher educators prepare candidates to address multicultural issues. Background is presented regarding multicultural education in Israel along with a discussion concerning Israel's unique diversity-related challenges. Findings explore multicultural practices that are…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
St. John, Mark; Stokes, Laura – Inverness Research, 2008
This paper defines the concept of "improvement infrastructure" and "educational capital" for education, and it uses the case of the National Writing Project to develop an extended, data-based illustration of the design and generativeness of an improvement infrastructure. Since 1983 there have been multiple "waves" of…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Educational Research, Academic Achievement
Wiseman, Dennis G.; Hunt, Gilbert H.; Zhukov, Vassiliy I.; Mardahaev, Lev V. – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2007
Interest in what constitutes effective teaching in Pre-K-12 and higher education is nearly universal. This important text explores this interest at the college and university level from a unique, international perspective. "Teaching at the University Level: Cross-Cultural Perspectives from the United States and Russia" brings to one…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Role of Education, Educational Philosophy, Cultural Background
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Claiborne, Nancy; Fortune, Anne – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2005
Managed care has profound effects on health and mental health service delivery in the United States. This article describes the knowledge that students need for effective social work practice within a managed care environment and evaluates a course to deliver the content. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Health Services, Mental Health Programs, Social Work, Health Insurance
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Harter, Cynthia L.; Becker, William E.; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2004
How much time do academic economists allocate to teaching, research, and service, and how much time do their departments want them to allocate to these pursuits? As a result of the decline in economics majors in the early 1990s, was there a change in the reward system and time allocation of academic economists toward teaching? In this study, the…
Descriptors: Surveys, Majors (Students), Universities, Teaching Methods
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Singh, Parbudyal; Pan, William – College Student Journal, 2004
Colleges and universities are increasingly using online education across North America. There is, however, a debate on the effectiveness of this new technology as a pedagogical tool. In this paper, using our experiences in teaching more than l0 online courses, we examine the role of online education, its advantages and disadvantages, methods of…
Descriptors: Universities, Online Courses, Higher Education, Computer Uses in Education